What is an environmental certification tool?

  • It is a tool that measures the sustainability of a building, assessing its environmental, economical and social aspects.
  • Ensures quality standards regarding the conduct of the building in areas such as energy consumption, water, comfort for its inhabitants, etc...
  • It is a voluntary certification.


What does it develop?


Established Council de WGBC desde marzo de 2010


Aspects that it valuates:


12 impacts, relative to a reference building, are measured. They consist of:

  • 1- Climate change.
  • 2- Increased UV radiation at ground level.
  • 3- Loss of fertility.
  • 4- Loss of aquatic life.
  • 5- Photo-oxidant substances emission.
  • 6- Changes in biodiversity.
  • 7- Exhaustion of non-renewable energy.
  • 8- Exhaustion of non-renewable RESOURCES, different than primary energy.
  • 9- Exhaustion of drinking water.
  • 10- Production of non-hazardous waste.
  • 11- Loss of health, comfort and quality for the users.
  • 12- Risks and benefits to investors.


Standards evaluated:

  • - VERDE provides an independent and objective assessment.
  • - The developer and the designer of the building are aware of the impact that will produce.
  • - The consideration of impacts is regionalized.
  • - It is adapted to the current Spanish and European regulations.
  • - It allows adaptation to regional and local needs.


From all this analysis and study results:

  • - Absolute and relative quantification of impacts avoided.
  • - Overall classification of the performance of the building.
  • - VERDE leaves rating from 0 to 5.